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Second Opinion: Coping With Traumas, Public and Private
Both public and personal trauma cause fear, which leads to permanent anxiety and, in many victims of domestic violence, the development of mental illness such as PTSD, depression and addiction.

Relative Upset
Calamity may draw a nation together after Sept. 11. What it does to families is a lot more complicated.

Laugh-Out-Loud Healthy
Numerous studies show that laughter stimulates the immune system, lowering cortisol levels and boosting natural killer cells, which help fight viruses. Studies also show that good-humored people -- those with a sense of optimism and hope -- cope best with life changes.

Help Yourself: Resources for Grief and Trauma
In the upcoming weeks, instead of Help Yourself's scheduled resource lists, we will run lists of community resources that will help people deal with the aftermath of the terrorist attacks.

Some More Resilient After Tragedies
One week after the largest terrorist attack in U.S. history, many people are trying to restore familiarity to their lives. Some people will make this transition better than others.
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How Some Readers Are Coping
In last week's Health section, we asked you to tell us what you're doing to cope with the increased stress, anxiety, fear and other emotions following the terror attacks of Sept. 11. We've received hundreds of replies.

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